Ostap Choliy throws it down in the fourth quarter. (Charles Vanegas / The Eyeopener)

Rams beat U of T at home

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By Michael Grace-Dacosta

The Ryerson men’s basketball team ended their season — not to mention three game losing streak — on a high note Saturday, crushing the University of Toronto Varsity Blues 86-51. This was on the heels of Friday’s 67-61 loss to the very same team.

“We [played] much better. We played with confidence.  It’s good to see leading into playoffs,” said Rams head coach Roy Rana. “We shot the ball well. We got a chance to play a lot of guys off the bench, so it’s a positive result.”

Shooting guard Ostap Choliy scored all of his game-high 18 points in the second half — 14 of which came in the third quarter.

“When he shoots the ball well, we play very good.  It’s contagious — once one guy starts shooting it well, we all start shooting it well,” said Rams point guard Jahmal Jones.

The Rams shot 41 per cent from the field, after being held to just 33 per cent shooting from the field in their last game against U of T.

“We played for each other. We had a rough game last night,” said Choliy. [Today was about] getting the win going into the playoffs and have a little momentum. We’re confident — we should do well as long as we come out and play our game.”

The Rams (15-5) will host their first-round playoff matchup against the York Lions (8-12) on Wednesday night at the Mattamy Athletic Centre.

Photos by Charles Vanegas

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